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Portrait of Lyndsey Skibinski
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence


Lyndsey is a senior associate in the clinical negligence team in London. She now acts exclusively for claimants, but has previously gained experience acting for defendants.

Dealing with a wide variety of cases against NHS trusts, GPs and private practitioners, Lyndsey has a particular interest in claims relating to maternal and gynaecological injuries, cerebral palsy, stillbirths, spinal injury and oncology. She frequently acts in cases involving delays in diagnosis and misdiagnosis covering a wide variety of medical complications. She has also represented families at inquests.

Lyndsey is part of the Police Federation team and advises police officers on injury claims following negligent medical treatment. She qualified in 2017, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2016.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of a family during an inquest into the death of a 73-year old woman following a failure to administer critical medication as well as assisting the family with the secondary civil action. The claim was successfully settled out of court.
  • Settling a claim concerning the delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer due to administrative failings by the claimant’s GP practice and third party ultrasound clinic.
  • Representing a number of female clients suffering from maternal and gynecological injuries, including claims for delayed catheterisation resulting in permanent bladder injuries.
  • Acting for clients suffering from spinal injuries due to unnecessary and negligently performed spinal fusion surgery as well as delayed diagnosis of epidural abscesses with severe post-operative neurological deficits.

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